Thigh, Butt & Arm Lifts
As we age, many of us experience a loss of skin elasticity in the thigh, hip, buttock or upper arm areas. This can be compounded for those who have undergone significant weight loss. Massive weight loss patients are often left with bulky, hanging skin that causes numerous physical and emotional problems. Many people experience low self-esteem and increased self-consciousness because of this loose skin, and it often makes shopping for clothes, wearing a bathing suit, or even wearing shorts an unpleasant experience. Often as part of a surgery after weight loss for Walnut Creek and Danville patients, Dr. Eric Mariotti performs thigh lift, butt lift, and arm lift surgery to tighten skin and slim contours.
Dr. Mariotti is a board-certified plastic surgeon Concord serving the East Bay. If you'd like to make an appointment, simply request a consultationrequest a consultation online or call his office at (925) 685-4533.
Arm, Thigh and Butt Lift
Before & After Photos
This lady had lost 160lbs prior to her armlift. View Case
She had a 135lb weight loss after a gastric bypass. She wanted not only to have her stomach flatter, she wanted the extra skin on her hips and thighs removed. She underwent a belt lipectomy which removed skin circumferentially around her midsection, also known as a lower body lift. View Case
She had a 110lb weight loss after a gastric bypass. She underwent a vertical thighplasty (aka thigh lift) as well as an arm lift. View Case
Dr. Mariotti performs arm lifts on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The incision length and location will depend on the amount of excess skin to be removed. Using his patients' input about their lifestyle and goals for surgery, Dr. Mariotti typically places the incision either on the inside of the arm or along the back of the arm. For those who have lost a substantial amount of weight and are having breast enhancement surgery at the same time, Dr. Mariotti may suggest connecting the arm and breast incision to get rid of unwanted skin just below the armpit at the same time.
During a thigh lift or butt lift, the skin of the thigh is stretched and the excess is removed with the scar well hidden in the groin crease. In cases of massive weight loss or a large amount of excess skin, the incision may be placed along the inner aspect of the thigh. Dr. Mariotti often uses liposuction to smooth the edges and reduce the volume of the thigh.
Dr. Mariotti offers much more than beautiful results - he'll ensure that you feel relaxed and cared for. Discover why people from around Walnut Creek trust him for their plastic surgery.
Showing Off Your New Look
For the first week following surgery, you should engage in only light activity with no bending or lifting. While each case is individual, thigh lifts, butt lifts and arm lifts require a one to two week recovery period before you can return to work. During this recovery period, you will experience some swelling and bruising. You can expect to resume vigorous exercise in approximately 4 to 6 weeks.